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|The variety of Volkswagen's that attended this|
Volkswagen show was hugely diverse, from
show standard to RAT looking and everything
|A gorgeous mid '60's Karmann Ghia finished|
in sliver with a black roof. This Karmann was
super clean and perfectly straight. I did like
the Fuchs style wheels and the overall look.
|This lowered Karmann Ghia looks so good. |
The chrome bumpers compliment the silver
paint. The shape of the tail lights denotes
that this Karmann Ghia was produced some-
time between 1960 - 1969.
|This 1968 split screen had a very subtle two|
tone blue paint scheme and with the safari
screens and the double doors open, it looked
great. I did like the awning / cover going over
the double doors.
|Inside this two tone beauty was a lush looking|
white vinyl seating arrangement which looked
so comfortable. Contrasting blue check curtains
and cushions finished off the interior.
|Another Karmann Ghia, this 1969 model looked|
fantastic with it's lowered stance and the perfect
grey gloss paint.
|The venue started to allow vehicles into grounds|
at 10.00 am, and even at midday there was still
a steady flow of VW's coming into the show.
|This 1963 white over grey split screen looked |
great as it drove into the show venue, I'll have
to make a note to go have a better look at this
|Beetle's and buses parked up around every |
corner. The number of Volkswagen's, both air
cooled and water cooled that came along to
this inaugural Simply VW day was amazing.
|I think this is a MK1 GP buggy, although I could|
be wrong but whatever it was, it was gorgeous.
I loved the aqua blue metal flake paint and the
white interior, it reminded me of a toy car I had
many, many years ago.
|The super wide banded white wheels were the|
perfect choice for this style of buggy. This was
one of those vehicles you see every so often
where everything was just right.
|Fiona, my green early bay and the white early |
bay under the tree we shared for some shade.
|I recognise this late bay crew cab pick up, I saw|
this at the Just Kampers open day a few weeks
back. (check out my blog archive to see that
review) This really is a nice looking bus in what
looks like a dove blue colour.
|Here is another bus I saw at the JK open day,|
it's a gorgeous 1988 light green and white
T25 with a pop top.
|There were hundreds of water cooled VW's at|
the show, Golf's, Polo's, Scirocco's, T4 / T5's
etc, but this MK1 Caddy caught my eye. I liked
the lowered stance, the wheels, the sign written
doors... well everything really.
|And the icing on the cake for this cool caddy,|
was the chopper style cycle on the bed. This
really was a cool combination.
|The variety of air cooled vehicles at the 'Simply |
VW' show was immense. This lovely cherry red
1970 Beetle was parked up next to a very clean
looking white T25.
|This 1966 split screen panel van was painted|
in a German fire truck paint scheme. This bus
did look good, and I liked that huge spotlight on
the roof, not the usual cyclopes light but it still
suited the vehicle perfectly.
|A lovely pre '63 split screen panel van in a lovely|
RAT condition. I did like the painted decal on the
|The RAT look and buses with patina are the 'in|
thing' at the moment, and it's easy to see why
when you see something as nice as this van.
|The unusual colour choice of cream and orange|
on this 1977 late bay worked really well and
it looked fantastic.
|The interior of this bus was also unique, and so|
nice looking. I did like the green check pattern
on the brown vinyl seats.
|This line up must be for the blue and orange|
bays only. The amazing thing was, each bay
was different from the next as each one was
an expression of it's owner.
|This white over signal red early bay found a nice|
patch of grass to park on. This lovely pop top bay
had numerous accessories including twin roof
racks, (with a fire pit) a cool looking sun visor,
and chrome headlight peaks and Fuchs wheels.
|I'm sure I saw a T25 around here somewhere...|
I just love this photo, every so often I surprise
myself with how well a photo comes out.
This 1963 white over grey split screen looked
great with it's stock ride height and the 'old'
looking two tone colour scheme. I did like those
windows in the double doors.
|This old split screen looked just about perfect |
from every angle. This really was a nice bus.
|There is also a section for 'Cars on screen' a|
selection of the famous cars we used see every
week on our favourite TV programme's. Here
is Del Boy's Reliant, from 'Only Fools and
Horse's, with Mr. Beans yellow Mini in the
|Throughout the museum there where these great|
little displays of workshops / garages and shops
from yesteryear. The attention to detail was
|Another display of an old shop, the shelves were|
crammed full of boxes of the products that were
available back in days gone by.
|On leaving the museum I noticed the monorail|
and thought I could get some good ariel photo's
of the show from there, but unfortunately the show
looks half empty from my photo's, but trust me